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E.P.A. Moves to Tighten Drinking Water Standard

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avatar E.P.A. Moves to Tighten Drinking Water Standard
March 22, 2010 01:13PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening drinking water standards to impose stricter limits on four contaminants that can cause cancer. In a speech Monday, the E.P.A. administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, said the agency was developing stricter regulations for four chemical compounds: tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, acrylamide and epichlorohydrin. All four compounds can cause cancer.

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